After our cupcake competition, we thought we’d seen it all. That was until we came across this Super Bowl creation from a cake shop in Albany. A corn bread muffin base and bleu-cheese frosting, topped with a chicken wing, it’s … Continue reading
When we put out the call last week for inspiration in our quest to Anglify one of the finest culinary creations to come from these shores – the cupcake – we were not prepared for the volume and quality of responses we’d get. Thank you very much to all who entered – you’ve made our week, and at points have genuinely blown us away with your Epicurean offerings.
With difficulty, we’ve whittled your suggestions down to a shortlist, complete with witty names. We’re going to put this to our master bakers, and see which they feel are feasible – and perhaps to try a few out.
As you can see, we’ve divided the entries by how they were submitted and given the person’s name or username in italics. Stay tuned, we will be announcing the winner shortly!
Dandelion & Burdock
‘Don’t Trifle with Me’
Trifle – Vanilla sponge with a whole strawberry in the bottom and a custard cream icing.
‘Anyone for Tennis?’
Champagne & Strawberries
‘Black & Tan’
Dark Chocolate and Guinness
‘Breakfast At Granny’s’
Toast and marmalade.
‘Earl Grey Cuppa Cake’
Earl Grey with Lavender Frosting
‘Springtime Daffodil Sponge’
Orange marmalade cupcake with lemon curd filling & clotted cream frosting.
Dolly Mixture / Liquorice Allsorts
‘Elderflower in the Afternoon’
Elderflower with clotted cream icing
The Communal Pantry
‘The Hot Toddy’
Clove and cinnamon spice cake with a whiskey flavored egg-custard filling and honey-vanilla icing
Baileys Irish Cream Cupcake – with a green fondant shamrock on top.
Morning all, happy Monday, give us a smile, the weekend’s over but it’s not that bad – especially as we are announcing a brand new create-a-cupcake competition! It’s pretty straightforward – we want you to suggest traditional British flavors for us to turn into bitesized baked yummies. We put our heads together at T&S HQ over the weekend and came up with a few ideas of our own: Guiness, Rhubarb & Custard and Maltesers got us excited, while Shepherd’s Pie and Branston Pickle got a firm thumbs down…
We need to confirm the prize, but most likely it’ll be a pot of tea and a couple of your little creations at Tea & Sympathy! As well as getting the honor to help name the beauty.
Really looking forward to your suggestions!